Nairo Quintana sealed another Grand Tour win when he sailed ahead of Chris Froome on the penultimate day of this year's Vuelta. Froome tried again and again to attack on the final climb, but the diminutive Colombian was comfortable sticking on his adversary's wheel and matched him pedal stroke for pedal stroke.
With 50m to go Froome sat up to allow Quintana to pass and was the first to applaud as they crossed the finish line. The stage was won by talented 22 year old Pierrre Latour, a rising star among a raft of French talent set to light up the world of cycling in the coming years. He showed guts and determination to overcome Atapuma in the last 200m.
Alberto Contador was bumped down to fourth place behind Esteban Chaves who went solo up the mountain between the red jersey group and the breakaway. So we have two Colombians on the podium after the ceremonial rolling into Madrid tomorrow.